J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 11913,
30in. nitro reproved barrels, the rib engraved '1' and 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 3/4 choke, self-opening treble-grip action with hidden third bite, carved acanthus leaf fences, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, 'arrow' cocking-indicators, conversion from non-ejector, fine bouquet and scroll engraving, brushed bright finish, 14 1/4in. stock, weight 6lb. 9oz., in a Stephen Grant brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 4th August 1884
For: Leonard Pilkington
Description: No. 1 of a pair of hammerless non-ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 11oz.
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Plain & Slightly Choked
Stock: 14 1/4 1/16in.
Action with third grip
24th August 1922: Enquired about by H. Lymou(?) or Warrington
3rd October 1922: By Mr. R. Morton
Guns had been altered to ejectors and nitro proofed elsewhere
Leonard Pilkington was born in 1849 and was a chemical manufacturer who lived at Vernon Lodge, Halewood Road in Much Woolton, Lancashire.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act